Following on from the release of her stunning second EP ‘after’ in April this year, which found support with the likes of the Sunday Times (Breaking Act), The Independent (Spotlight Artist), The Line of Best Fit, NOTION, Songwriting Magazine, WONDERLAND, Record of the Day to name just a few, néomí, aka Surinamese/Dutch folk-pop singer-songwriter Neomi Speelman, has now returned to deliver her emotive new single ‘your girl’.
Commenting on this track, néomí states, “your girl’ has more meaning than just a simple ‘this is what the song is about’. For the first time I’ve started to write music not from a place of sadness, but a place of anger. It has a lot to do with my personal growth as a human being and therefore as an artist.
“‘your girl’ is about people (whether known personally to you or not) painting a picture ‘you’ using their own words, their stories, their interpretation of who they think you are today, or you should be tomorrow or how you were in the past. It is about realizing that you are no longer playing yourself in your own ‘movie’ but instead find yourself trying to fulfill how others see you in their own ‘movie’. You lose yourself to another ‘you’ and become another character because of that. I noticed I was playing up to a character of how others around me saw me and had to work very hard to find myself again.”
néomí is the moniker for folk-pop singer-songwriter Neomi Speelman who writes authentic and sincere stories backed by dreamy soundscapes inspired by the classic folk songwriters, old and new alike. Writing songs has been second nature to her since she first picked up the guitar. debut ep ‘before’ is released on june 24th via [pias]. “Writing my songs is like keeping a diary. Everything I sing is sincere and I hope that people hear the honesty. My first EP came very naturally. It marks a time before things got heavy and reminds me of the juvenile me where life was simple. listening to it puts my mind at ease, I hope it does the same to you.”
Support néomí’s new release by streaming “your girl” on all platforms!